By Megan Taylor and Caroline Steele, Maryland ’19, IWLCA All-Americans After what felt like a lifetime waiting all day for our 7:30 pm game against Northwestern, the Terps finally got on the bus to make our way to Homewood field at Johns Hopkins, this year’s sight of the Final Four. Both nervous and excited, we… Read More TERPS Forever!
By Kara Concheck, Head Coach, Saint Francis University @RedFlashLax Most of us have hung up our cleats. Some have continued to compete at a high level and are still active in that way, which is amazing! What I have found though since hanging up my jersey years ago, is that you never truly lose the… Read More Fit to Coach: Take Care of Yourself to Push Others
By Bryanna Fazio, Le Moyne College ’19, 2x IWLCA 1st Team All-American @bryannafazio When the phrase comes up, “someone’s watching you,” many think of someone watching them to see them fail or get in trouble. Often, we do not think that the “someone” is a fan or a follower. In the game of lacrosse, there… Read More Someone is Always Watching
By Kristen Selvage, Head Coach, Coastal Carolina University @CoastalWLax After coaching for over 20 years and having many highs and lows throughout my career, when I reflect on the part of coaching that gives me the most pride, it is our team culture. Building a positive environment on and off of the field is not… Read More Culture is the Cure
By Julie Duffy, Head Coach, Merrimack College @MerrimackWLAX 10) The parents, oh the parents! From the comments made on the sidelines to the officials and players, to the stare down of what it says on our t-shirts. The laughs become endless. “Did you hear #12’s dad during the last game? He was going crazy!” 9)… Read More The Top 10 Things I Like About Summer Recruiting
By Kelly Gallagher, Head Coach, University of Tampa @TampaWLax For me, and I’m sure some of you, the 2019 season had a bittersweet ending. Our team had an amazing year come to end a little bit earlier than we would have liked. So, when I was asked/volunteered to coach the IWLCA Senior All-Star game, I… Read More Saying “YES”
Since we launched Behind the Whistle in January 2016, we have been very fortunate to receive so many quality contributions, both from the IWLCA membership, and also from the larger lacrosse community. As we prepare for another summer recruiting season, it seemed like a good idea to share some excerpts from previously published entries that… Read More Words of Wisdom
By Nicholle St. Pierre, Head Coach, Baldwin Wallace University @bw_wlax The season ended and I finally had time to sit down and reflect on our past season which was an amazing one. We finished 9-7, and for the first time in my coaching career there wasn’t a hint of relief that our season was over… Read More Growing Confidence
By Julie Duffy, Head Coach, Merrimack College @MerrimackWLAX The end of the 2018-2019 Merrimack College women’s lacrosse season will go down as one of my top favorite moments as a coach. This team found something deep within themselves, learned to believe, and left everything out on the field. I could not be prouder of them… Read More So Why Didn’t Merrimack Make the NCAA Tournament?
By Rachel Smith, Head Coach, DeSales University @dsu_womenslax Many times, I have discussed with my colleagues the similarities and differences between starting a new program and rebuilding one. As it may seem completely crazy that these two things can deal with the same problems, it is true! Vision Building a program starts with a vision… Read More Starting from Scratch vs. Rebuilding